Ben Franks from London Irish joins the upcoming season with Northampton Saints. Ben Franks had been with the New Zealand All Blacks team before where he debuted in the year 2008. He is known for his scrum playing abilities that he has developed as an expert. He can play on either side and is 33 years of age. He has won about 47 caps when he was playing for New Zealand and had been part of the winning squad that brought in the trophies in 2011 as well as 2015.
Ben Franks was approached by Chris Boyd, who acts as director of rugby for the club in the forthcoming season and the latter, being a New Zealander himself, had worked with Frank in the home country for the Hurricanes team. Franks states that linking up again with Chris is one of the main factors that influenced his decision as he has confidence in him. He would now be completing three seasons with London Irish and hence, the change is coming to him at the right time. His other accomplishments include having won Super Rugby titles when he was with the Crusaders.